New courses to have lecture by Pranab Mukherjee

Under a new course, former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee will be teaching sessions for management students. The course ‘Public Policy for Inclusive Development of India’ has been recently introduced by the institution. The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad will soon have a new teacher to deliver lectures for its students. He will be teaching the students from September 18, 2018, according to the report of Business Standard.

About the Course

With a broad overview of the interplay between the desired end of inclusive development and the system of parliamentary democracy in India, the new course has its core. Out of 22 sessions, the former president will teach 12 sessions. Added information is that the course is housed within JSW School of Public Policy at IIM-A.

Recipients of the course

At IIM Ahmedabad, Students pursuing PGPM (Post Graduate Programme in Management), FABM (Food and Agri-Business Management) and PGPX (Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives) will be attending the course

 Co-professors

Prof. Vijaya Sherry Chand who is the chairperson of JSW School of Public Policy and Prof. Anil Gupta who is the center for Management in Agriculture, IIM-A is the other professors who are involved in teaching the course.

Course topics

Constitutional Provisions for Socio-economic Inclusivity: Theory and Parliamentary Practice

A Legacy to be Built Upon Policy and Institutional Intervention for Financial Inclusion

For Future Transformation of India, Articulating Policy and Institutional Agenda

Selected students presentations

Certain sessions will also include presentations of selected student projects that address developmental and institutional challenges identified at the beginning of the course.

Brief on Mukherjee’s role

Vijaya Sherry Chand, Chairperson of JSW School of Public Policy, and Anil Gupta, a senior professor, will be Mukherjee’s colleague in teaching the course. Chand said, “Listening to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, our students should develop a better understanding of the politics of inclusive development. Technically ideal solutions to public problems have to be balanced by the management of conflicts that are inevitable when there are multiple and contradictory pulls in a complex democratic society such as ours. Beyond narrow economic perspectives on poverty and its alleviation, this should also help in understanding why the idea of inclusion goes”

Mukherjee’s classes will be based on broader themes like “Constitutional Provisions for Socio-economic Inclusivity: Theory and Parliamentary Practice; Policy and Institutional Intervention for Financial Inclusion: A Legacy to be Built Upon, and Articulating Policy and Institutional Agenda for Future Transformation of India.

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam, post-retirement, also had taken up teaching and at IIM-A, he taught a course titled “Globalizing and Resurgent India through Innovative Transform”, therefore Mukherjee is only the second president to turn a faculty member at an IIM.

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